Toronto-based Gagan Bassi on her 'sangeet' ceremony, grooved.
Long gone are the days when brides used to be shy and sit quietly on their seats, all dolled up for their wedding functions. Not giving a damn about society and the societal norms, the millennial brides enjoy their weddings to the fullest and groove with their friends on the ceremonies. These millennial ladies are breaking all the societal norms and, unsurprisingly, are stealing the limelight.
These brides are unstoppable and prove that “Why should boys have all the fun?" Our brides are not willing to sit still and look pretty and live according to social expectations. Instead, they are found laughing and dancing their hearts out on their wedding functions, adding oomph to the event. Needless to say, the bride is as happy as everyone at the event, so why not show that happiness to the world. And as our swagilicious bride, Gagan, feels, "Shy brides are overrated", so why not let the craziness take over!
Our bride, Gagan Bassi is a Toronto-based entrepreneur, who runs her own Instagram page, Bridge and Bardot, selling women’s vintage clothing. After the sangeet ceremony, Gagan posted many beautiful pictures, all clad up in her pink lehenga. We are still not over her sassy sangeet look. Her happiness and joy are evident as she shakes a leg with her friends with a glass of drink in her hand. Her expressions are so genuine, and her actions reflect her happiness. Her videos have emerged on social media, where she can be seen dancing and drinking carefree at her sangeet ceremony. The pictures are so mesmerising that it made everyone go ‘Yeh Dil Maange more’.
The sassy lady tied the knot with the love of her life, Simran Singh and shared many photos on her social media handles. She opted for a lehenga, with a net dupatta, glamorous blouse and skirt of the same colour. Gagan's sangeet outfit is an inspiration and gives us major #BrideGoals. Styled by Meha Bhargava, who runs Styl.inc in New Delhi and operates globally, her outfit looked chic. Surprisingly, Gagan did all the shopping for her wedding dresses and jewellery virtually from India. She had 6 am calls to India every day, where Meha and her employees helped Gagan choose the right fit. From customisation to fittings to styling, Meha took care of everything and oh boy, we couldn’t take our eyes off the bride.
Dressed up in a shimmery pink lehenga and stylish strap blouse, Gagan swooned us with the striking pink tassels on her skirt and beautifully carried pink net dupatta along with it. She accentuated her look with a kundan necklace in gold with contrasting bead droppings in sky blue, a round red bindi and a nose pin. Along with that, the bride’s look was completed with a golden hair accessory tucked in her loose black tresses. With a glamorous yet minimalistic look, Gagan opted for natural-looking makeup and light pink lip shade. It looks like the designer, Seema Gujral and the make-up artist, Melanie Viger did magic on our beautiful bride at her sangeet ceremony.
Moreover, the décor was of a typical Punjabi wedding and so realistic that it never appeared as if the ceremony was in Toronto, Canada. The décor items included a tractor with Gagan’s name, a rickshaw decorated with flowers and umbrellas, lots of floral decorative pieces, and countless colourful umbrellas. The two most eye-catchy statement pieces included a giant glass piece in the shape of the letter G with the words Gagan’s Maiyan engraved below it and the green leafy background with mehendi written on it in Punjabi with yellow flowers. Apart from that, the venue was beautifully adorned with baubles, vibrant flowers and royal furniture.
On her D-day, both the bride and groom coordinated in red colour and looked fabulous. While the groom was dressed in a red sherwani and red turban. He accessorised his looks with a golden sword, a couple of golden chains, a red stole, and red loafers. On the other hand, the bride wore a voluptuous red lehenga with golden embroidery designed by Manish Malhotra and styled by Meha. With subtle makeup and golden eyeshadow, the bride opted for golden and green jewellery with matching earrings, a nath and maang teeka. She accessorised her look with golden kaleere and a golden haathphool in both her hands. Interestingly, the bride used her nani’s actual signature to be embroidered on her wedding dupatta as a tribute to her nani ji, Ajit Kaur, whose presence was being missed.
The Punjabi couple performed laavan phere at the beautifully decorated wedding venue. The minimal decor with pastel-coloured flowers and the bridesmaid, 'fairy godmothers', as Gagan addresses them, all dressed up in subtle coloured Indo-western garments, were a treat to the eyes. Unlike the sangeet ceremony, the duo opted for minimal decoration. Moreover, the decor and tone of the wedding venue were so serene, that one can feel the tranquillity in the air, just by looking at the photographs.
Undoubtedly, the couple had a proper desi wedding with pure Indian vibes in Toronto, Canada. From firecrackers to desi Punjabi songs to realistic décor, the couple left no stones unturned to make their wedding a blast.